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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

reduce sexual violence. Following this revision of “courtly love” in the romance, I propose that the early-fifteenth-century Parisian writer Christine de Pizan also emphasizes the paradoxical form of the relationship between the sexes. From Christine, I

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

-century European and American contexts, has recently argued for the existence of a distinctive tradition of French discussion and debate over “the woman question” that has its origins at least as early as Christine de Pizan's publication of Le livre de la cité des

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The Gallic Singularity and the Royal Mistress

Christine Adams

back at least to Christine de Pizan. 9 In her recent book, The Woman Question in France , Karen Offen forcefully makes the point that, over the course of the early modern era, male cultural critics in France celebrated the influence of women on morals